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Kentucky bill requires care for infants surviving abortion

(WITN)
Published: Jan. 28, 2020 at 3:18 PM EST
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The Kentucky Senate has approved a bill to require doctors and other health workers to provide life-sustaining care for an infant born alive after a failed abortion attempt.

The measure sailed through the Senate on a 32-0 vote Monday. It heads to the House next.

It's the latest in a series of abortion-related bills to surface in the Republican-dominated legislature in recent years. The bill's lead sponsor recently said he wasn't aware of any instances in which an infant was born alive in Kentucky from a failed abortion.

He added that the bill is needed to “prevent it ever happening."

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